The 22-year-old Frenchman will turn pro with the Wolfpack in 2024.
Antoine Huby has had a great season so far showing what he’s capable of on numerous occasions, with remarkable results such as winning the overall classification at the U23 Course de la Paix, as well as finishing second in Flèche du Sud and Liège–Bastogne–Liège and fifth in Tour Alsace. But before he began shining on the road, the young Breton displayed his potential in cyclo-cross, winning the U23 French Championships in 2021, a season in which he took a string of solid results in the discipline.
“It was my childhood dream to become a pro rider and Soudal Quick-Step was one of the teams I’ve always dreamed of riding for. When I got contacted by Johan Molly, the squad’s scout, I couldn’t really believe it. One of my idols has always been Julian Alaphilippe, as we have this same cyclo-cross background, and it will be really special to be his teammate. On top of that, it’s nice for me to go to a foreign team, because it means I’m not staying in my comfort zone. I think I will grow a lot in many ways by joining Soudal Quick-Step”, said Antoine, who signed a contract for two years.
“My nicest moment of this season came at the U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège, where I finished second, so it was a big result for me, but also my victory at the Course de la Paix is something that will always stay with me. I like the punchy one-day races, but also the smaller stage races. Next year I will be surrounded by a lot of top riders who are very experienced, so helping them to the maximum and learning from them will be great”, concluded Antoine, who when isn’t on his bike, can be found fishing or running in his spare time.
“We have been following Antoine for quite a while now and this season he just proved he’s ready to become professional. We will let him grow at his own pace, but at the same time he will have a nice environment to see where his puncheur qualities can take him. We are all looking forward to seeing him racing with us from next year”, added Soudal Quick-Step CEO Patrick Lefevere.